Calysta Is New Player In Industrial Biotech | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 44 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 29, 2012

Calysta Is New Player In Industrial Biotech

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, fuels, biocatalysis, methane

A new company, Calysta Energy, has been created to produce industrial chemicals and liquid fuels from natural gas. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., Calysta is a spin-off of the synthetic biology company DNA2.0. Calysta will use a biological technology to convert methane into fuels and chemicals. Alan Shaw, former CEO of the biocatalysis firm Codexis, will lead Calysta; biotech industry executive Josh Silverman is the new firm’s chief scientific officer.

 
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